Tag Archives: Livestock

4-H Livestock Record App

4-H Livestock Record AppNew Mexico State University has created an app that will allow you to log and track information for your project animal. You can enter information such as your animal’s weight and the amount of feed as well as income, expenses and assets.This is information that will be included in your project record books.
The app allows you to photograph your animal and log information that can later be exported or printed.
The app has currently been developed for iOS, so if you have an iPhone or iPad you can download it from their App Store.
To learn more about this app, click here.
(If you have an Android device, and think they should develop an Android app, email them.)

2014 4-H Round Robin Contest!

Girl shows goat at Round RobinThe 2014 4-H Round Robin Contest will be held Thursday, August, 7th at 8:00 pm in the Ag Arena. The goal of the Round Robin is to determine the all-around BEST 4-H show person in Junior and Senior divisions. Along with this honor goes a $50 check (courtesy of the Sussex County 4-H Foundation).

Who:

Competitors for the Round Robin include 4-H members who have won the Junior and Senior Showmanship classes for their animal’s shows during the fair. These shows include:

  • Rabbit/Cavy/Small Animal
  • Swine
  • Poultry
  • Dairy Goat
  • Beef Cow
  • Meat Goat
  • Dairy Cow
  • Horse
  • Sheep
  • Alpaca

When:

Thursday, August 7th from 8-10 pm

Where:

Ag Arena

What:

A 4-H Round Robin tests each member’s knowledge and skills with different animals. During the event 4-H members will rotate between stations where they will show and answer questions related to each species. All club species listed above will be represented. Rabbit club members will be required to show a beef cow. Beef club members must show poultry. Get the idea?

How:

If you win your species’ showmanship class, and are going to compete in the Round Robin, it’s to your advantage to learn everything you can about the different species before the event. You could dive into your smart phone for research (and spike your parent’s data plan!). Or, you could visit the barns of your fellow 4-H’ers and get them to help you (preferred method). There are plenty of 4-H’ers around to give you some great hands-on knowledge and experience about their animals!